My First Blogger Meet| Carlisle Blogger Meet

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As much as I love blogging, it can be a lonely hobby. Yes I get to talk and meet hundreds of like minded blogging girls on twitter, but most of my blogging in real life is confined to the four walls of my bedroom. I have a number of friends and family who know about my blog but I end up boring them chatting about it continually, so very often my blog is neglected in my day to day conversations. My family and friends often don’t know what a blog is, don’t understand the appeal of it, think it’s a bit self obsessive and wonder why the hell anyone would care about what I have to say. For these reasons I have been desperate to go on a Blogger Meet, and Helen from Pierre Le Cat must of heard my cries and invited me along to the Carlisle Bloggers Meet last Sunday.

We arranged to meet up at Thin White Dukes in Carlisle city centre, which turned out to be a great location and a new favourite of mine. I was unbelievably nervous before going as I was the only one going who hadn’t met any of the other girls in person. Thankfully after thinking of cancelling multiple times, I plucked up the courage and went. I had described what I was wearing to the girls before hand as was more nervous of not actually recognising anyone and going up to a complete stranger and asking if they were a blogger! Thankfully as soon as I walked in the door I was met by Jo’s smiley face who recognised me. I sat with Jo and her sister Jen for a little while before everyone else joined us. At first the conversation was a little forced I think, as it always is when meeting new people but after the first drink everyone loosened up and we were sharing joke, stories and blogging experiences as we would with friends. We sat for nearly 3 hours, drinking eating and chatting and I left feeling like I had made 6 new friends. We now have a Facebook group that allow us to chat often and we are already thinking or organising the next meet. So as I have made 6 new friends I want to introduce them to you!amaznda

Amanda- Uniquely Snowflake

Amanda is a crafty and creative blogger. She has her own shop which she creates one of a kind jewellery, homeware, accessories and children’s gifts.She is also a popular mummy blogger. Her blog is a mixed bag; full of interesting posts, crafts, fashion and life.

anna Anna- On The Dressing Table

Anna is the only other self confessed beauty product lover! Her blog is full of honest, detailed product reviews, and pictures of her adorable dogs! Like the rest of us she dabbles in some lifestyle blogging by sharing pictures of her life and personality throughout her posts. She is also to credit for the photos as I was too nervous to take any!


Helen has been my blogging friend for a long time and even helped me with my dissertation. She has such an interesting blog. A fashion and true lifestyle blogger her blog is pack full of unique online boutiques and fashion stores, creative photography and her latest post on her love of old people was so beautifully written it has been very popular.

jen jen and featherJen- Jenny And The Magic Feather

Jen is a lifestyle blogger who is amazing at blog designs, she actually helped with a few of the girls mentioned blogs. She is a creative and crafty girl who’s blog is full of baking and cute pictures, especially of her little pet Degus… you have to go see how cute they are!

joJo- The Perfect Hiding Place

Jo is a super crafty blogger who is a self confessed Pinterest addict…love this! Her blog is like mine, a mixed bag; full of life, crafts, and lots of nails! She is a super creative girl with a friendly blog with great photographs! I love her mix of topics.

sally tangleSally- Sally Tangle

Sally is a fashion blogger who dabbles in lifestyle posts. you can tell she’s a fashion blogger as she looked amazing when I met her!  Her blog is so pretty and I love her pictures, her writing style is personal, relaxed and a great read over a cup of tea.

I hope you go and check out these girls and their amazing blogs, and find some new favourites amongst them. If you are a Cumbrian blogger leave a comment below and we can invite you to our Facebook group and keep you informed for the next Bloggers Meet.

How was your first ever Blogger Meet? Were you are nervous as I was? What did you gain from it?


30 Comments Add yours

  1. Vicki Higham says:

    Totally wish I'd have known about this! I've joined the group 🙂 xV from


  2. MASPOOASE says:

    Hi there! I cant join the fb group as my friends & family are on there & my blogs a bit of a secret! But i would ove to come to the next carlisle meet up x x x


  3. Chloe says:

    Wow it's nice to know there are other bloggers in Cumbria! I've never met any! I'm from Whitehaven and I travel between there and Liverpool. I went to uni in Carlisle for a year and miss it lots. If you have another meet up I'd love the chance to come 🙂 Chloe xx


  4. Jamie Gibbs says:

    Sounds like it was a blast! I've yet to go to a blogger meet (most of the Cardiff bloggers are fashion bloggers; not much in common with a zombie fitness nut like me :P)Jamie @ The Zombie Fitness Blog


  5. Looks like you had fun!Be great if you could check out my 1st blog giveaway here where you could win MAC, Jewellery plus other goodies.And also my latest outfit post hereThanks! Charlie xx


  6. This is such a good idea, I've only just started my blog and like you my family and friends aren't that interested in my blog (not in a horrible way but we just have different interests and they've had to put up with me going on about makeup and beauty products for so long that they're probably glad I've started typing it now so they don't have to listen haha)Your hair looked lovely as


  7. @distract_me says:

    Looks like fun! I've never been to a blogger mett up but it's on my list for this year! xx


  8. Sallytangle says:

    I love this so much!! Thank you for the very kind worda too. Ah it was such a lovely lovely night and i cant wait to see you all again. Lots of love xxx


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  10. Limes Smiles says:

    Glad you had such a lovely time 🙂 Love to read these kinds of posts!IxxLimes&Smiles


  11. Yeah, another Cumbrian blogger to join our little group. You can come to the next one, now you're in the loop 😀


  12. I think it's private darling, so the posts don't come up. not that I've noticed anyways. xx


  13. I'd never met any before now! It's great to know there are other like minded girls around. Join our group if you want, then you will be kept in the loop 😀


  14. Haha can just imagine you in a room full of fashion bloggers, and who doesn't love Zombie's and Fitness! It's great to find like minded people in the same area as you though 😀


  15. I did have a great time thanks 😀


  16. Same here, my family are very supportive, but it's still hard to talk to them, as they don't quite get it. Aww thanks so much, I look a bit scary in that picture lol xx


  17. It was a great evening. It was on my to do list this year also, so glad to have ticked it off 😀


  18. Hi cat! this is such a nice post, thanks for the lovely words too :DSee you at the next meet up!! ;DJen xo


  19. Aww glad you like it 😀 It was a great night xx


  20. Glad you enjoyed reading it darling xx


  21. Thanks Jen, no problem, always happy to share the blog love 😀


  22. Em says:

    My first meet up was a Benefit event in Liverpool, I was suuuuper nervous but made friends really quickly and ended up having a great time! It's like your first day at school isn't it! Looks like you had a fab time!Emx


  23. Fab post Cat! it was a great evening and after also thinking of cancelling a couple of times i'm glad i made the effort to go! Looking forward to the next one :)Anna xx


  24. Amanda Ryan says:

    Thanks for a lovely post Cat, it was a great meet up and I can't wait for the next one. Amanda.x.


  25. Alyssa Gill says:

    I am so jealous. I would love for something like that to happen in Sydney. We should connect for, we're blogging family after all.Alyssa


  26. Ooo I've never been to an event, they are always so far away! Would love to make one one day. It is exactly like the first day at school… great description! 😀


  27. Atleast I wasn't the only one who was going to pull out. So silly of us isn't it after having a great night 😀


  28. You're welcome, glad you enjoyed my post and the night. Was lovely meeting you 😀


  29. Aww you should try and find some girls near you! I'm sure there will be somewhere 😀


  30. What a gorgeous pub! I went to Carlisle uni and wish this had been there for my student days. Great choice for a meet up. B. x


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